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BulkActives are DIY skin care suppliers of skin actives, cosmetic ingredients, cosmeceuticals, active ingredients, and standardized botanical extracts for diy skin care products and homemade cosmetics.
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Attention: BulkActives is a part-time business.
Orders are processed on Saturdays and mailed on Mondays at the latest, usually earlier.
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NEW! Safe, mild and gentle SURFACTANTS for DIY facial wash, body wash & shampoo:
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP)
Appearance: (White-yellowish powder, mild odor
Dissolving MAP: Sift MAP through sieve (like icing sugar on a cake) on water heated to 50 Celcius, while mixing vigorously.
Suggested percentage: 3 to 5%
suggested pH: may discolor in pH <6, best when used in emulsion based products at pH between 5.5-7.
pH value: 7.0-8.5.
Storage: Store in cool and dry place. Keep away from direct strong light and heat.
Country of origin: China
DISCLAIMER:Any statements about products sold by BulkActives have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products sold by BulkActives are not intended to be used as nutritional supplements. Products sold by BulkActives are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is more stable than ascorbyl palmitate 
Topically applied Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate may:
act as an anti-inflammatory: 
lighten and brighten skin (treat melsama/hyper pigmentation: 
repair and treat sun damage: 
stimulate collagen production: 
prevent or reduce UVA and UVB sun damage:  
moisturize and prevent water loss: 
increase skin elasticity: